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OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA in children is a serious health condition.  It could result in morbid health consequences later in the child's life if left untreated.  Prompt diagnosis and treatment is very important.  The diagnosis of OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA can only be made by a qualified pediatrician or child sleep specialist.  The purpose of this website is to provide information.  Informed parents can ask the right questions and make better decisions.

The reason a dentist is doing a website on kid's sleep apnea is to inform about the newest treatment alternatives in early orthodontics as part of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary protocol.  Effective treatment of apnea in children involves prevention and correction of abnormal postures and functions of the mouth, tongue and face, and their relationships with breathing, the dentition, speech and feeding.  This requires the combined efforts of multiple health specialists.

PEDIATRICIAN              EAR/NOSE/THROAT DOC
SLEEP SPECIALIST          SPEECH THERAPIST
DENTIST                     MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPIST
ALLERGIST                   NEUROLOGIST


THE PICTURE ABOVE IS THE IDEAL.  THE CHILD IS SLEEPING WITH HER MOUTH CLOSED AND IS BREATHING THROUGH HER NOSE.  HER FACE, NOSE AND MOUTH ARE DEVELOPING NORMALLY.  CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE LINKS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH MOUTH BREATHING.

 

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